Alameda Point’s harbor seal population fluctuates between single digits and 50 during most of the year on the specially-built harbor seal float. But when the Pacific herring arrive in the winter to lay their eggs, many more seals arrive to feast on the herring, causing a sudden spike. Last winter, a spike in seal numbers […]

via Harbor seal numbers spike during herring spawning — Alameda Point Environmental Report

This 6 July 2018 video says about itself: With only 500 animals left, the Baltic harbor porpoises have been declared critically endangered. Being killed as bycatch in fishing nets is the major threat for the animals, yet fishing is still permitted, even in Marine Protected Areas. In Sea Shepherd’s Perkunas campaign, the crew of the […]

via NATO kills 18 Baltic Sea porpoises — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Pt. Reyes National Seashore Reports: Due to the elephant seal population expansion at Drakes Beach in front of the Ken Patrick Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore begins today an elephant seal control program by re-introducing grizzly bears to their historic range along the coast. By bringing back a natural predator to the elephant seal, […]

via Grizzly Bears To Control Pt. Reyes Elephant Seal Population — Natural History Wanderings

“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

via Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart